B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Catholic University of America is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Website
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Catholic University of America Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$36,009/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,066/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,900/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,876/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,454/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,729/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,096Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Vineyard vines, sperrys, and Church
    27%
  • Preppy, motivated, career-oriented, smart
    18%
  • These are great. BOTH. not the sharpest, but in VV
    9%
  • All of the above
    9%
  • Preppy, drunk, attractive, smart, white, southern
    9%
  • Devoted to studies and multiple interests
    6%
  • Not the sharpest tack in the box
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.68 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Good classes, pretty campus, expensive
    26%
  • Strong sense of community.
    26%
  • Expensive, boring but beautiful.
    16%
  • Great community, beautiful campus, great programs
    10%
  • Underrated
    10%
  • Weeding out the weak
    6%
  • Attempted dorm confessions on thirsty thursdays
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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It's great! The campus life is amazing! There are so many different ways to get involved, from clubs to service opportunities. The campus itself is so beautiful, and it actually has the most privately owned green space in DC! The fact that it's in DC is great because that means endless opportunities for internships and jobs.
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Family oriented university, that makes you feel welcome the minute you step on campus. I visited the university in February and have now made the decision to enroll my freshmen year. I am grateful for all the opportunities I have in the 4 years ahead!
Catholic is a good school overall. It is not an exceptional school like an Ivy league school but its academics are good and improving. The campus is well maintained and it is very close to DC which is a unique experience to see the capital on a whim. The only thing holding the campus back is literally funds as a good amount of the buildings are old and they are looking to reconstruct them. A big thing this school does is connect you opportunities for internships which makes you very appealing in the job market afterwards. Many Freshmen I knew are getting internships already. Overall, Catholic is a good school that is constantly trying to improve itself.